Monday, March 15, 2010

Home again, Home again, fiddle-dee-dee

The retreat was wonderful, as usual. I am having a hard time typing because I can't reach the keyboard - too much food, now my tummy is in the way.

We were a group of 16 and went to Crieff Hills in Puslinch, On. Three meals are provided, but we bring our own healthy ahem snacks and equally healthy ahem alcoholic adult beverages. We are there from Friday morning (ok, noon for me) until 2 pm Sunday. The only exercise we got this weekend was running from our rented facility to the dining hall and back. It POURED cats & dogs. And Charlotte who likes to get me lost in the woods was not in attendance this year.

UFO Progress Report:
  • Dresden Plate quilt - the top is together, as you can see. Now it has moved into the 'needs quilting' pile.
  • Bow Tie quilt - the blocks are sewn together. On my next UFO day I will be pressing and adding border(s). There may be a pic of that quilt showing up soon.
  • A zillion scraps accumulated over the last decade - I have started on a Mile-A-Minute quilt. With luck you will see a pic of that before I die. I am planning to start lying on my UFO listing in the sidebar.Lunch for the next few days will be a healthier version of bread and water... as in salad with hard boiled eggs and cheese. Add a glass of water and a calcium pill to top up the nutrients. I was VERY good today and got on the torture machine for 6 minutes (yes, I have silly string for muscles and fall down after 6 minutes) and burned 28 calories. I ask myself frequently what the point is. I'm still waiting for an answer. Reading the nutrition label on the monstrous bag of cheesies that came on retreat with me: 27 cheesies = 300 calories. What's 27 x 18 x 300? Plus 289 potato chips. And several cookies and a couple'a coolers. Six minutes on ANY machine is not going to evaporate that.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if all good things come with a price. Glad you had a good time at the retreat.


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